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2008-08-02 21:00:11

Brazil is soliciting $21 billion in international donations to finance its efforts to protect the Amazon rain forest, government leaders say. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who announced the conservation effort in Rio de Janeiro, said Brazil understands the rain forest's impact on the global environment, Mercopress reported Saturday. It's better for the country's image to do things right, so we can walk in international forums with our heads high, he said. Brazil would use the $21...

2008-07-06 03:00:07

Excerpt from report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 5 July: Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt. Gen. (r) Khalid Qudwai Saturday [5 July] said all the evidences are available about Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan's involvement in nuclear proliferation and provision of nuclear technology information and material to North Korea, Libya and Iran. "All the evidence about Dr Qadeer Khan's involvement in proliferation is available and can be revealed before a...

2008-07-01 09:01:01

Brazil to expand energy imports from Venezuela BRASILIA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Brazil is to buy more energy from Venezuela under an agreement signed Friday between President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, a senior official said here Monday. According to Edison Lobao, minister of mines and energy, Brazil plans to import an average of 3,000 MW of electricity from Venezuela annually. However, the agreement will not take effect soon, as the energy...

2008-06-27 09:02:30

Amazon region dev't will not threaten rainforest: Lula RIO DE JANEIRO, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday dismissed claims that development of the Amazon region would devastate the rainforest. "We must have the responsibility to understand the Amazon region has 25 million people, they wish to have TV sets, cars and cell phones," Lula said in an interview with an international news channel, in response to critics of the Amazon region development....

2006-09-05 18:30:47

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's commanding lead over his main rival in Brazil's presidential race expanded slightly over the past week, a poll showed on Tuesday. The survey by polling firm Datafolha, announced by Globo network on its evening TV news, showed Lula with 51 percent of the vote in the first-round against 27 percent for Geraldo Alckmin of the opposition Brazilian Social Democracy Party. The last Datafolha poll on August 29 showed Lula...

2006-08-29 19:17:59

By Ricardo Amaral SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva promised more government spending and social programs to help poor Brazilians on Tuesday as the latest polls showed him coasting to re-election. Unveiling his platform for the October 1 election, Lula also reassured investors that he would nonetheless stick to a careful fiscal path. He said he would seek a balance between lowering interest rates and running a high primary budget surplus in a second...

2006-08-09 20:22:24

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looks increasingly hard to beat in Brazil's October 1 election after extending his lead over main rival Geraldo Alckmin, analysts said on Wednesday. Two polls released on Tuesday showed Lula would defeat Alckmin by a 23 percent and 28 percent margin. The president had a 16-point lead over the former Sao Paulo state governor last month. The new data also showed Lula would win an absolute majority and...

2006-08-09 13:50:38

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looks increasingly hard to beat in Brazil's October 1 election after extending his lead over main rival Geraldo Alckmin, analysts said on Wednesday. Two polls released on Tuesday showed Lula would defeat Alckmin by a 23 percent and 28 percent margin. The president had a 16-point lead over the former Sao Paulo state governor last month. The new data also showed Lula would win an absolute majority and...

2006-08-08 13:46:51

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The leading candidates in Brazil's October 1 presidential election are struggling to raise money as last year's corruption scandal and tougher legislation in Latin America's largest country put off potential donors. The shortage of corporate sponsors not only reflects widespread disillusionment with politicians, it could increase support among parties for Lula's proposal to finance election campaigns entirely with tax money. One month...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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